Types of Fire-fighting Equipments

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There are two types of fire-fighting equipment: portable (eg fire extinguishers, fire blankets) and fixed systems (eg fire hydrants, sprinkler systems).

Portable fire-fighting equipment

The function of a portable fire extinguisher is to deal with small fires that are detected soon after ignition. We should consider Fire-Fighting equipments as a means of  both protection and prevention. For example, portable fire-fighting equipment can prevent a small fire growing out of control and spreading beyond the area of origin, affecting the means of escape and posing a risk to relevant persons.

In straightforward premises, having a couple of convenient dousers of the suitable kind, promptly accessible for use, might be all that is fundamental. In increasingly complex premises, various compact dousers might be required.

Fixed Systems

There are a number of fixed fire-fighting facilities available, including:

•             fire hydrants and rising mains

•             hose reel systems

•             sprinkler systems

•             water mist and fogging systems

•             gas systems (sometimes referred to as “clean agent systems”)

•             foam systems

•             dry powder.

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